Topic: Influenza

This Data Source Could Enable Better Flu Forecasts

Sept. 19, 2018
Electronic Health Records Improve Flu Forecasts

New research shows that data routinely collected by health care companies could enable more accurate forecasts of when the next flu season will peak, how long it will last and how many people will get sick.

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Why Do Flu Pandemics Come At the End of Flu Season?

Oct. 19, 2017
Seasonal flu epidemic spread

Using supercomputer simulations, biologists may have solved a lonstanding mystery about the timing of global flu outrbreaks

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Researchers Discover Possible New Target to Attack Flu Virus

April 9, 2014

[caption id="attachment_45357" align="alignright" width="300" caption="This region of the NS1 viral protein binds the host protein DDX21, making it a potential target for new antivirals against the flu virus"]NS1 Protein[/caption]

AUSTIN, Texas  Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered that a protein produced by the influenza A virus helps it outwit one of our body's natural defense mechanisms. That makes the protein a potentially good target for antiviral drugs directed against the influenza A virus.

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Designer Bacteria May Lead to Better Vaccines

Jan. 15, 2013

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a menu of 61 new strains of genetically engineered E. coli that may improve the efficacy of vaccines for diseases such as flu, pertussis, cholera and HPV.

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Meet a Game Changer: Lauren Ancel Meyers

Jan. 23, 2012
Meet a Game Changer: Lauren Ancel Meyers

In this video, the mathematical epidemiologist reveals why she's so passionate about studying the spread and control of infectious diseases.

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